Ishita Chatterjee

Dr, BSc Calcutta, MA J.Nehru U., MPhil I.Gandhi IDR, PhD Monash

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 40 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20102020

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Personal profile

Biography

Ishita Chatterjee joined the Economics Program at the UWA Business School in 2010 after completing her PhD from Monash University. She is an applied microeconomist with interest in industrial organisation, firm performance, institutional economics, demographic and development economics. Her current research focuses on the issue of son preference in India as also the gender gap in primary educational outcome in India.

Education
PhD (Economics), Monash University, 2010
MPhil (Economics), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, 2004
MA (Economics), Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2001
BSc (Economics), Presidency College, Calcutta University, 1999

Roles and responsibilities

Ishita is a committee member of the WA branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Nov 2011- March 2015, March 2017-present.

Ishita is also involved with the Moderation of Examinations and Marking for Economics units for the University of Western Australia Foundation Program offered by the Taylor’s College, Perth, WA, Jun 2010 onwards.

She has also reviewed for several undergraduate economics textbooks and regularly acts as reviewer for international journals.

She served on the UWA Business School Research Committee 2014-2018.

Research

Applied Microeconomics
Industrial Organisation
Development Economics

Current projects

“R&D Competition and Piracy”, with Dyuti S Banerjee, Monash University, Australia.

"Investment in Public Schools and the Political Process in India", with Ian Li, UWA, and Marie-Claire Robitaille, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA.

"Do Spouses Influence Each Other’s Preferences in India?”, with Marie-Claire Robitaille, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA.

“Power of Contraception in Australia”, with Randall Cragun, Department of Economics and Finance, Niagara University, New York, USA.

“The Effect of Ambient Air Pollution on Altruistic Behaviour: Field Experiment Evidence from China and India”, with Simon Chang, UWA, and Yu Li, China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, CHINA.

"Foreign Aid and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa", with Abu Siddique, UWA, and Lauren Tait, UWA.

"Sales Orientation and Wage-Employment Contracts"

"Regulating Digital Commercial Piracy"

"Persistence of R&D in Indian Manufacturing Firms: A Panel Data Analysis” with Vinod Mishra, Monash University, Australia

“Informal Sector in India – A Study of Labour Market Corruption" with Ranjan Ray, Monash University, Australia

Funding overview

2017 UWA Business School & BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Awards
2017 UWA Summer School Unit Scholarship
2014 UWA Business School Research Development Award, UWA
2013 Improving Student Learning Grant (ISL), CATL, UWA
2011 UWA Business School Research Development Award, UWA

Teaching overview

ECON5541 Economics for Business, Applications and Policy, 2011 -->

ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy, 2018 -->

ECON2233 Microeconomics, Policy and Applications, 2012 -->

ECON1102 Macroeconomics, Money and Finance, 2011-2014, S1 2017

Honours and Masters Supervision at UWA

Completed (Honours) -

A Thompson, S Reed and K Jeffery (2018); V K R Busireddy (2017); M Nelmes (2016); B Mifflin, A Phillimore and B Ong (2015); J Lim and L Tait (2014); C Buckley (2011).

Completed (Masters) -

J Lim (2017), A H Pathiranage and C S K Koralalage (2016); Z Khan (2015).

Languages

English (Fluent), Bengali (Native), Hindi (Spoken)

Previous positions

Tutor, Monash Uni, VIC, Australia,2007-2009
Research Assistant, Monash Uni, VIC, Australia, 2006-2010
Data Analyst, Evalueserve Private Limited, India, 2005-2006

Research expertise keywords

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Development Economics
  • Crime And Corruption
  • Family And Institutional Economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Game theory
  • Industrial organisation
  • Institutions
  • Development economics

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Research Output

  • 40 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 1 Review article

Do spouses influence each other's stated son preference?

Chatterjee, I. & Robitaille, M-C., 2 Jan 2020, In : Indian Growth and Development Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • An overview of India's primary school education policies and outcomes 2005–2011

    Chatterjee, I., Li, I. & Robitaille, M. C., 1 Jun 2018, In : World Development. 106, p. 99-110 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Sex-selective Abortions and Infant Mortality in India: The Role of Parents’ Stated Son Preference

    Robitaille, M. C. & Chatterjee, I., 2 Jan 2018, In : The Journal of Development Studies. 54, 1, p. 47-56 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Bilateral Delegation in Duopoly Wage and Employment Bargaining

    Chatterjee, I. & Saha, B., Jun 2017, In : Managerial and Decision Economics. 38, 4, p. 607-621

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 12 Publication peer review
    • 1 Membership of committee

    Indian Growth and Development Review (Journal)

    Ishita Chatterjee (Reviewer)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

    Australian Economic Review (Journal)

    Ishita Chatterjee (Reviewer)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

    Applied Financial Economics Letters (Journal)

    Ishita Chatterjee (Reviewer)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

    Economic Modelling (Journal)

    Ishita Chatterjee (Reviewer)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

    Managerial and Decision Economics (Journal)

    Ishita Chatterjee (Reviewer)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

    Press / Media

    The NBN needs subsidies if we all want to benefit from it

    Ishita Chatterjee & Troy Sidney Barry

    9/08/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Sex selection and India's missing girls

    Ishita Chatterjee

    18/12/13

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media